Peak(s):  Dominguez Canyon - 4700
Date Posted:  05/09/2018
Date Climbed:   04/22/2018
Author:  tomcat32
 Backpacking the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness   

A few weeks ago I backpacked the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness between Delta and Grand Junction. I went up Big Dominguez then connected to Little Dominguez across the Uncompahgre Plateau. This was a 46 mile loop with nearly 1/4 off trail and bushwhacking.

Big Dominguez is easy to follow, Little Dominguez is not and rough at times in its upper reaches. Rather than write the entire report here, check out the link below where I have a thorough write up and over 100 photos of this forgotten part of Colorado.

http://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2018/05/backpacking-dominguez-canyon-wilderness.html

You may have to copy and paste, for whatever reason this site doesn't like my link.




Comments or Questions
12ersRule
User
Good stuff!
05/10/2018 14:30
Thanks for posting!


Bethie
Thank you for sharing!
05/14/2018 14:16
I live in Grand Junction & this backpack is on my list! There is not much beta out there on linking up Big & Little Dominguez Canyons so thank you for providing such awesome detail!!!


tomcat32
Detail
05/14/2018 19:40
With the trail illustrated map, it's easy to follow the link between the canyons with what I posted.


Rollie Free
User
Thanks
05/15/2018 08:15
Wanted to say, although non-14erish I really enjoyed the link to your trip report. Back from the mid 90's to the mid 2000's I really caught canyon fever and would drive out from Nebraska every year and explore Southern Utah. Your pictures reminded me so much of that. So many wild areas where you'd never see another soul all day. It seemed like what you'd experience always ended up with some funky find. Like the time me and my brothers had hiked to Druid Arch and our tongues were hanging out and our feet were swelled into anchors. We turn the corner at the last few hundred feet to where our car was parked and there was this very beautiful woman standing there with a tray of cut up watermelon, offering us some. Next to her was this cowboy with a knowing look on his face nodding us on. We couldn't even talk, we just devoured. We still ponder if that was an angel or a vision. I think it was something like that.



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